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Pardew: Newcastle fans now recognise Ashley transfer policy

Alan Pardew is confident Newcastle United fans are now buying into Mike Ashley's transfer policy.

Pardew admits they may sell again this summer, but replacements will be found - just as they were when Andy Carroll was sold to Liverpool.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "Now I think a lot of Newcastle fans are starting to see the bigger picture and appreciate what we are doing makes sense. We set out to find value in the transfer market and I believe we have succeeded.

"We have been helped by the fact that signings such as Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba, Hatem Ben Arfa and Yohan Cabaye have come in and had an ­immediate ­impact.

"And I have been helped by the fact that the backroom staff I inherited are first-class.

"We have proved this season by breaking into the top six that we can be a force in the Premier League and we have laid ­foundations that I hope can keep us at the top end of the table in ­future years."

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